GP meet-ups cut test ordering, NPS claims

More than 7000 GPs have been targeted by the NPS’s equivalent of drug reps in an attempt to curb their overuse of pathology tests. 

NPS MedicineWise is claiming success for the campaign, which started in late 2014, after it boosted appropriate ordering for pathology tests from 19% to 32%. 

GPs received either face-to-face visits from NPS clinical service specialists or took part in small group meetings to discuss patient case scenarios, with the aim of improving the diagnostic approach